Oxygen Art Centre wishes to unequivocally state our support for Black, Indigenous, People of Color (BIPOC) and our solidarity with those demanding justice for Black and Indigenous lives lost to police violence and brutality.

We express our rage, our grief, and we reaffirm our commitment to disrupting and dismantling these systems through our research, art, activism, and mentorship.

We stand with our communities in affirming Black Lives Matter and Indigenous Lives Matter.

As an artist-run centre we are committed to challenging inequality in our communities and beyond, working toward decolonization, and embracing inclusion. We pledge to work toward equity and positive social change. We consider this an ongoing process to be undertaken with increased urgency, and acknowledge that our efforts are informed by the labour of BIPOC communities.

In solidarity, resolve, and the freedom that bring new futures.



Black Lives Matter, Healing Action Toolkit and more

Black Lives Matter Vancouver



Black Arts Vancouver

Hogan’s Alley Society (Vancouver)

Unisto’ot’en Camp

Black Youth Help Line (Canada Wide)

Black Lives Matter Toronto

Disability Visibility Project

GoFundMe: Vancouver Black Therapy & Advocacy Fund (@nuzicollective)

Justice for Breonna Taylor Fund

Justice for Breonna Taylor Petition

Justice for Toyin Salau Petition

Justice for Riah Milton Petition

GoFundMe: In Memory of Tony McDade

GoFundMe: Dominique “Rem’mie” Fells

The Okra Project: Collective for Black Trans Rights & Donate

Nina Pop Mental Health Recovery Fund

The Tony McDade Mental Health Recovery Fund

Emergency Release Fund

Black Visions Collective

LGBTQ Freedom Fund

Transgender Law Center

@hot.crip Resource list

> GoFundMe Black in BC Community Support Fund

>ZamZams Letter: My experience with racism, anti-Blackness in “vancouver’

>ActBlue Donate Bail Funds for George Floyd protesters

>Ebook: The End of Policing, Alex S. Vitale (Verso books)

>Decolonizing Practices

Eye on design resource list

Creative Capital resource list

It’s nice that resource list

SWAAY ally resources

Black Trans Travel Fund

COVID Bail Out NYC Fund

Marsha P. Johnson Institute

Lavender Rights Project


Black Trans Femmes in the Arts


Mutual Aid 101 Toolkit

Dread ScottA Man Was Lynched by Police Yesterday2015 

& interview on Modern Art Notes Podcast

White People Must Save Themselves from Whiteness by Venita Blackburn

Policing Black Lives: State Violence in Canada from Slavery to the Present by Robyn Maynard*

Until We Are Free: Reflections on Black Lives Matter In Canada Edited by Rodney Diverlus, Sandy Hudson and Syrus Marcus Ware*

The Skin We’re In by Desmond Cole*

Black Life: Post BLM and the Struggle for Freedom by Rinaldo Walcott and Idil Abdillahi*

How to be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi*

10 Action Ideas for Building a Police Free Future by MPD150*

Defunding the Police Will Save Black and Indigenous Lives in Canada by Sandy Hudson for HuffPost Canada*

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Cornel West and Bakari Sellers on Nationwide Uprising on Democracy Now!*

Artist Titus Kaphar Honors Victims of Racist Killings by Hakim Bishara

A New iOS Shortcut Blurs Faces and Wipes Metadata for Protest Images by Hakim Bishara

Anit-Racism Packet by Jasmine Mitchell

Why Your Museum’s BLM Statement Isn’t Enough by Rea MacNamara

Black, Queer and Holy: The Many Shapes of Black Multiplicity by Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung

Carceral Capitalism by Jackie Wang


Black History Month Library*

Critical Reading*

Critical Race Theory*

Black Revolutionary Texts*


Reading Towards Abolition: A Reading List on Policing, Rebellion, and the Criminalization of Blackness Reading List by The Abuseable Past

Canadian Anti-Racism Network

*compiled by C Magazine
**this is a working list and will continue to be updated

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